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Quirky, Retro Paris Hotel Panache

Designed by Dorothée Meilichzon, Parisian Hotel Panache near the city’s 9th arrondissement is as quirky as its art and theatre troupe neighbours

Jan 17, 2019 | By Jonathan Ho

Parisian designer Dorothée Meilichzon is behind some of Paris’ hippest venues –  including the Beef Club and Mojo; and she happens to be the creative mind behind boutique Hotel Panache near the Grands Boulevards. Having taken over two 19th-century buildings in the heart of the bustling 9th arrondissement, Dorothée Meilichzon’s retro-inspired Hotel Panache is a quintessential Parisian stay both for its quirky design and friendly staff.

Quirky, Retro Paris Hotel Panache

In a 19th-century building occupying a corner of busy Faubourg Montmartre, Hotel Panache is the fourth hotel for the Panache group in the French capital. Marble, mirror and other playful design elements are used as not just touches of luxury but also as quintessentially Parisian accoutrements. Interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon and Hotel Panache owner Adrien Gloaguen have embraced the oddly-shaped rooms, making the most of the triangular corner building and playing to its offbeat geometry with geometric patterns on the floor and counter reminiscent of another global triangular architectural icon – New York’s ‘Flat Iron’ building.

The bold use of pattern and texture puts this boutique Parisan hotel a major visual experience in a city already rich in culture and the arts. All 40 rooms are different, with hallway sofas, corner mirrors and triangular desks making the most of quirky layouts. Room 203 takes special mention for its floor-to-ceiling windows and a small balcony while Room 701 has an amazing top-floor vista and its own one-hole putting green. Decorated with vintage telephones, Bauhaus light switches and Art Nouveau bentwood furniture, the retro Hotel Panache is no ordinary Parisian boutique hotel.

Within walking distance of all the attractions situated in Paris’ 9th arrondissement; Hotel Panache between the Grands Boulevards and South Pigalle is in a highly animated borough of eateries, picturesque streets and live entertainment. Touristy attractions like the Musée Grévin waxworks and auction house Drouot  are nearby including the former Folies Bergère cabaret if you’re interested in the month’s musical or theatre production.

If a late night out before has you knackered, Hotel Panache’s own corner restaurant is a popular eatery with the locals thanks to its delicious yet inexpensive meal sets (€28/£23), it also serves as a breakfast spot for hotel guests.

Book Hotel Panache now, from $150 from Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

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